Hyderabad blasts: Government is perhaps overconfident

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 Hyderabad Blasts
New Delhi, Feb 22: Both Houses of the Parliament witnessed pandemonium today with the Opposition demanding answers from the government on the issue. Here is what various leaders spoke on the Hyderabad blasts and the government response.

Trinamool Congress leader Sudip Bandhopadhyay: "The government of India was perhaps overconfident that such attacks will not take place in the country."

Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj: Terrorism is not a matter of law and order. What did the Centre do to prevent Hyderabad attacks? Are these blasts in anyway linked to the hate speech made in Hyderabad recently? The Home Minister himself is saying that he gave the information. But, if there was information, the blame doubles. If there was information, what was the Centre, state doing.

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde: IED explosives had been used and that two cases had been filed. The NIA will conduct the probe in conjunction with the Andhra Pradesh police.

Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav: "It is unfortunate that despite the government having information, such an incident took place. Considering the atmosphere in the neighbouring countries, terrorists manage to cross the border. It is a very serious issue. The government must assure people that they are safe."

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar: The House unequivocally condemns this barbaric and cowardly act of terrorism.

JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav: The occurrence of such incidents, in spite of the united resolve of the House, showed that the government was "lame duck" as also the intelligence set-up. The problem with this government is that it does not have any stature. It is lame duck.

Venkaiah Naidu of BJP: The political will is missing, the Govt is not serious in fighting terror. The PM should have made a statement.

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